Bosch inaugurates new technical center in Pittsburgh

  • 14-Sep-2016 11:06 EDT
800px-Pittsburgh_skyline_view.jpg

A location in Pittsburgh, PA, keeps automotive supplier Bosch's relocated and doubled-in-size Research and Technology Center close to fast-developing autonomous-driving and robotics development.


Increasing its presence in a region some are beginning to refer to a “Silicon Valley – East,” Germany-based auto supplier Bosch this week opened an expanded technical center in Pittsburgh, PA, doubling the size of its longstanding technical facility at another site in the city that has become a hotbed of autonomous-vehicle and robotics development.

The 51,000 sq-ft facility, which eventually will house 170 personnel, is located in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District and is near Carnegie Mellon University, Bosch’s research partner for more than 25 years. Also nearby is ride-hailing giant Uber’s Advanced Technology Center, central hub for a fleet of autonomous-driving Ford Fusions the company recently placed in service around the city.

At the opening ceremony for the new facility, Bosch officials said the facility will become part of an “innovation framework” between several of the company’s technical business units and departments and research institutions in Pittsburgh.

“Pittsburgh has become a city of innovation,” said Mike Mansuetti, president of Robert Bosch LLC, during the inauguration ceremony. Where people of the previous century migrated to the city to ply physical labor in factories and steel mills, now “People are coming to Pittsburgh to use their minds,” Mansuetti said.

Bosch’s new Research and Technology Center will facilitate collaboration between its personnel and technical subsidiaries acquired by the company, chief among them, the company said, the Akustica Inc. unit that specializes in microelectromechanical (MEMS) sensor-based microphone technology. The company said 75% of the world's cellphones employ a Bosch-developed MEMS sensor.

“It’s easy to see why Pittsburgh ranks as one of Forbes’ smartest cities in the country,” Mansuetti added in a release. “The city has consistently proven to be a great partner for Bosch, through our collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University—the Carnegie Bosch Institute—and also through our talented associates in the area. Bosch is investing here because we see Pittsburgh as having a bright future.”

Bosch, began operations in the United States in 1906 and first established its Research and Technology Center in Pittsburgh in 1999. The company now has more than 100 facilities in North America and had revenue of more than $78 billion in the region in 2015.


Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Grade
Rate It
0.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

2016-09-06
Model ASUH miniature hybrid high-integrity pressure transducer from KA Sensors is designed for use in rugged environments from -65 to +300ºF (-54 to +149ºC) and vibration levels of more than 20 g.
2016-09-01
Time of flight (ToF) cameras are ready to let drivers control some of the many options of today’s infotainment systems with a mere wave of their hand. ToF-based systems can also monitor drivers to see if they’re drowsy or not watching roadways.
2016-09-20
While OEMs wait for NHTSA's V2X mandate they are discussing whether broad usage can be achieved without regulations.
2016-11-13
Lengthy automotive development and production cycles have long prevented automakers and startups from working together. While that’s changed a bit, many young companies still find it difficult to work with OEMs.

Related Items

Book
2013-12-16
Article
2016-09-06
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2010-10-25
Book
2005-12-08
Training / Education
2005-01-31
Training / Education
2010-03-15
Article
2016-11-15